• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too delicate

    • Written by Thong H from Jonestown

    Easily frayed, mine started smoking and stopped working.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died in an year

    • Written by Sachin Y from Vizag

    My original charger died right after 1 year warranty. Have a shell out 80 dollars more.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kasia P from mississauga

    Holy Moley, when my original macbook charger was chewed away by my cats, I was devastated. However, I went on apple.ca and read the reviews for their replacement chargers after wasting money on cheap third party options. I was mortified by the now over 500 negative reviews! I had no choice but to buy the apple charger, and I have had it for well over 4-5 months now and NO PROBLEMS. People keep saying the cord frys, and I must say, all these reviewers must be morons because no cords have fried for me! I think people are extremely reckless with their expensive accessories and that's why they find themselves constantly paying more money. I want you to know, if you are interested in buying this, DO NOT HESITATE! Unless you are unable to do simple functions and protect your expensive items, this product will not fail you.. and I know sometimes you may be unlucky and you might get a buggy cord, but it's super easy to exchange for a new one! Happy charging.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is a Fire Hazard

    • Written by Sibghat U from Fort Saskatchewan

    It heats up to the point where you can't even touch it. The cable is such a poor quality. I have replaced 3 chargers in less than 3 years.
    Apple is better than that .... please do something about it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter, utter rubbish

    • Written by Ben P from Chippenham

    Absolute, unadulterated garbage, at a price that would be funny if you had a choice whether to pay it or not. Like virtually everyone else reviewing this abomination, mine broke after 13 months of static use on a desk - never put in a bag or even moved around the house. Simply stopped working. Apple should be utterly ashamed. Only giving it one star because negative stars are not an option.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design - Need to replace every year or two

    • Written by Troy C from Calgary

    Going on to my third adapter, weak cables not in line with the build quality one expects when you pay a premium price. The cable gauge is too fine for a power cable and there is insufficient strain relief going into the adapter and mag safe cable. The clip for wrapping the cord is what did my second adapter in, causing the outer cabling to tear. Have had alot of laptops over the years and Apple's are the only power adapters I have ever had a problem with.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay attached, BAD design

    • Written by Brenda J from Brooklyn

    Why in the name of all that is holy would Apple revert back to this T-design with weeeeeeeaaaaaak magnets? If I pick up my laptop, the weight of the cord is stronger than the connecting magnets. My 2009 MacBook Power Adapter is going strong and stays plugged in under normal user conditions, why is it that this one is so useless? Would give 0 stars if that was possible.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible and Expensive to replace

    • Written by Trenton N from Auburn

    Have had my Macbook air for 3 years and already on my third magsafe adapter. They fray after about year and then i have to fork out $80 for another. I guess the problem has existed for 10 plus years and Apple doesn't seem to care. It doesn't make sense

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating and Irritating to Needlessly Fiddle with the Cord

    • Written by YVONNE R from Moreno Valley

    This is my second MacBook Pro. I have never had an issue with my first Mac and had a standard to compare my new purchase against. If I could give this product 0, I would. In an ideal situation, I would work on my laptop at a desk. But, this is not the case. In reality, I put my Mac on the bed, take it to bed and work or set it on my lap while watching TV. It is one thing for the adapter to disconnect once but, it is constant through its use. The minutest touch will cause a disconnection. It is guaranteed to disconnect if my power source is to the right of the computer connection and I need to trail the cord in front, under or behind the Mac. Or, the biggie, in the groove of working for hours thinking you are plugged in to find the power cord has been disconnected. It is irritating, annoying and frustrating. For what I paid, I would expect the power adapter to stay connected. It is obvious the Mac and power adapter was not subjected to the conditions of daily normal use. Apple Fail!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    • Written by Paul B from St Helens

    I'm on my 3rd supply. They just break so easily on the cable and wow do they get so hot. Really needs re-think - it cannot be just for me to spend £3'300 on a laptop and be on my third power supply. Ridiculous.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awful - Fire hazard

    • Written by Dan D from London

    Having been impressed with the MacBook Pro itself I am extremely disappointed with the Magsafe2 85W Power Adapter. This seems to be a fire hazard at the very least, it gets so hot that it has actually burned through the outer wire at the adapter and now exposed the inner wiring. Having looked on the website new ones are priced at £80 which to be honest is completely extortionate and a joke for what it is not to mention the fact the reason I need a new one is no fault of my own. I think this really needs to be looked at for any future models.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Charger Ever!!!!

    • Written by Sam M from Penicuik

    This charger is the best charger I have ever owned and have saved my Macbook Pro Many times from people tripping over the cable and pulling my laptop instead of the charge just snaps out with the magnetic connection. Plus with the indicator light it lets you know when its charging and when it is done charging.The charger charges my mac from dead to full power in just under half an hour. the cable is just the right length with the ability for you to choose from two different lengths with the attachment of the plug with or without the cable. I have had issues with other chargers getting too hot during charging but the MagSafe 2 adapter barely gets warm. I love this charger and would definitely recommend it!!!!

    1 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple please make your charges long lasting!

    • Written by Edward F from Porvorim

    Despite taking care to supply proper power via a spike/ups to the charger and taking care not to break the cable at the start and end, i'm facing component failure in the primary of the charger! i have dell charger used roughly on direct power...no problems at all! Why do i have to shell out 80 dollars or Rs 6600 for a charger when it could be fixed by apple for a nominal amt instead of making the user pay for a new one? This seems to be major money spinner for apple and a deterrent to people going for apple products as the laptop cannot be charged by any other means. PLease renew our faith in apple !!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly hopeless, and no real solution to date.

    • Written by Cheryl R from Vashon

    Have had Apple computers and hand-held devices since the late 80's, but my new MBP 15" retina display has only been in my possession for 2 years now and I've had to replace the adapter once already - at my own expense no less. At $80 a pop, this is ridiculous and needless. My last MacBook served me well for almost a decade, and I never had to replace the adapter once. What gives Apple? At the very least, you should have replaced my adapter ONCE since I'm still within my 3 years of Apple Care. Maybe other MBP users are made of money, and can just replace their power adapters with no consequence financially. But that is not the case for me. I'm so disappointed! Oh, and that's not even counting the other 2 major issues I've had with this MBP (keyboard and USB port issues). Sigh. Companies just don't care anymore about their customers, including Apple apparently. PLEASE fix this adapter issue!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not deserve to be called a LAPtop

    • Written by Robert P from BEAVERTON

    The new magsafe2 is an utter piece of junk!! I can't hardly TOUCH my "lap"top without it falling off and FORGET actually using it IN MY LAP!! If I try to use my computer with it in my lap the power cord WILL NOT stay connected - every little bump and movement causes it to fall off. The magnet is SO WEAK that I've thought it was connected when it actually was not - that particular day I had planned to use my computer as a LAPtop, and had put it in my lap, thinking I had a couple hours of charge (at least) when I actually had MINUTES because the charger failed to seat itself properly before.

    I ALWAYS buy Apple products and pay a PREMIUM in so doing. In other words, I EXPECT IT TO WORK. "Crashing" isn't a problem WHEN THERE IS NO POWER!!! I'm about DONE with Apple products!! I just don't get why they can't seem to get their act together. I also don't get why EVERY TIME I get an "update" for my iPhone is TOTALLY SCREWS UP my phone . . . that that is another LONG story of dissatisfaction. I wonder how long Apple can survive when they seem so completely devoted to angering their customers!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY VERY poor quality

    • Written by Chris S from Houlton

    The original design and quality was right up there with expected quality, but the new MagSafe 2 cable is terrible quality. Broken and fraying in a number of places. On top of that the the magnet is not strong enough. I cant believe Apple has not sorted this out.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are terrible quality

    • Written by Gabriel M from SOUTH BURLINGTON

    Cable frayed to the point of not working anymore after 3 years of use. Apple, please make better cables!!!!!

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed like every single other apple charging cable

    • Written by Tiffany R from meriden

    I love apple, but I can't understand why they don't update these thin, delicate charging cables. Mine has predictably frayed at the charging brick, similar to every Apple cable I've ever had. Unlike the iPhone charger however, there is no better alternative on the market for a macbook pro, and spending $79 for such a ludicrously unreliable product is painful. No matter how you transport this thing, it seems sure to break. I've never in my life owned another product in which you have to treat the cable like it's a piece of fine crystal. This should be a simple fix...come on Apple.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mariana H from Mississauga

    So I noticed my charger was plugged but wasn't charging the computer and then when I plugged it again I smell the burnt rubber. The wire inside it was literally orange! it melted the exterior! I have a studio with a lot of equipment that would cost thousands of dollars if burnt. NOT GOOD.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Breaking!

    • Written by johanna W from Seattle

    I've had 3 of these 85 W Magsafe 2 chargers for my retina display macbook pro. And the problem for some reason keeps hppening no matter how gentle I treat the charger. They just decided to STOP WORKING. There was no excessive heat problem, there wasn't any burning scent, exposed wire, the cable is in pristine condition and is always stored neatly (rolled wide, never in a tight bundle), hardly ever dropped. I have ZERO clue what made all THREE of them suffer the same problem. I used to have an L charger for an older 2008 macbook, never a problem.

    Seriously dissapointed in this charger.

    21 of 22 people found this useful